How to Sew Your Own DIY Nut Milk Bag- 15 Minute Sewing Project

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

I’m so excited to share today’s post with you all! It’s been a project that I’ve had in the back of my mind for almost 6 months now and I’m so excited to finally share it with the world! Today I’m going to be teaching you how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag! It’s super simple and is a 15 minute sewing project.

Last summer I started creating my own nut and seed milks. You can see my recipes (more like instructions since making nut milk is SO SIMPLE) for almond milk here, coconut milk here, and hemp seed milk here.  When I started making them I asked my husband to check a couple kitchen stores at the mall for nut milk bags and he had no luck. My sister ended up picking one up for me at her local food co-op but it was made from a mesh like material and soon tore. I started using a mesh strainer to make my nut milks, which works fine, but isn’t ideal for really squeezing out ever last drop of nut milk goodness! 

At Christmas time I stumbled upon my husband’s online shopping cart and noticed that he had a lovely nut milk bag that he was about to order for me. It was so sweet of him to think of, but the price tag was in the $15-$20 neighborhood. The DIY gal in me immediately started calculating the cost of muslin and how many nut milk bags I could make for $20. The answer was A LOT OF THEM! 

I removed the nut milk bag from the cart, thanked him for the thought, and told him that I’d rather use the money to buy fabric and make my own nut milk bag AND show all of you how to make your own too. 

The great thing about this project is that you could do it with other fabrics to make homemade gift bags or other drawstring bags. 

Read on to learn how to sew your own DIY nut milk bag a 15 minute sewing project!

How to Sew Your Own DIY Nut Milk Bag- 15 Minute Sewing Project

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

Materials:

-One piece of muslin, pre-washed and cut 28 inches by 14 inches (This will make a 12 inch by 12 inch nut milk bag. To make a bag with other dimesnions- Double the height and add 2 inches, take the width and add 2 inches.)

Sewing machine

Iron

-Thread

-Scissors or a cutting mat and rotary cutter for cutting your fabric (this is my favorite rotary cutter)

-Twine, rope, ribbon or string for the drawstrings (For a 12 inch bag I used two pieces that were 18 inches long each. I used baker’s twine for mine which wasn’t what I originally had in mind, but was what I had in my craft stash.)

-Optional: Tube turner tool

Directions:

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

1. Cut your fabric to the desired dimensions. In this case for a 12″x12″ bag you’ll want a piece of fabric that is 28″ by 14″. 

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

2. Fold over your edges by 1/4 inch down both sides of the 28 inch sides of the fabric. Press with your iron.

 If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

3. Using your sewing machine, stitch down both long edges, securing your hem into place. 

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

4. Fold the top of your fabric over by 1 inch and then the bottom of your fabric over by 1 inch, folding towards the side where you just stitched your hem. Press with your iron. This will become the tube where you string the drawstring through. 

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

5. Stitch down your top, approximately 1/4 inch away from the raw edge, leaving 3/4 of an inch for the drawstring to go through. Repeat with your bottom hem. 

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

6. Fold bag in half so that all of the hems are facing the outside of the bag. Make sure that the two “tube areas” where your drawstrings will go through are lined up and that the outside edges are lined up. Stitch down the left side and then the right side of the bag, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, making sure to start right below where the hem for your drawstring tubes are (see where the pins are placed in my photo above).

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

Voila! The sewing portion of your bag is all finished! Wasn’t that easy? Your bag is all sewn together! Now onto adding your drawstrings!

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

7. Clip all your threads and turn your bag right side out. 

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

8. Put in your drawstrings. The first drawstring you’ll want to insert starting on the right side, through the top tube and out, then back through the bottom tube and back out so that the two strings line up. Repeat with your second piece of drawstring this time starting on the left hand side, going through the top tube and then back through the bottom tube. (I used my new favorite tool to do this task. It’s a tube turner tool that makes turning your projects right side out and pulling elastic and string through tubes so much easier. Bye bye safety pins and chopsticks!)

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

9. Tie knots in the drawstring on both sides. 

If you've ever wanted to make your own nut milk at home, you're going to want to read this post! Hello Creative Family shares recipes for homemade almond milk, coconut milk and hemp seed milk along with step by step instructions (with photos) for how to sew your own DIY Nut Milk Bag. A fabulous 15 minute sewing project that's easy and perfect for beginners. Use a different fabric for a drawstring bag or fabric gift bag!

10. Pull on your drawstrings and see how fun it is to open and close your new DIY nut milk bag! 

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11. Get busy making delicious nut milks like the ones below. :) 

Chuck out those cans of coconut milk! Learn how to make homemade coconut milk using Hello Creative Family's quick and easy recipe

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk

Have you ever noticed the other ingredients in almond milk. In this Back To Basics post we share our 3 ingredient how to make homemade almond milk recipe.

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

Take clean eating to a whole new level by making your own hemp milk! This dairy free homemade hemp milk recipe takes 60 seconds to make! She also gives 3 variations for flavored nut milk! Why buy it at the store? Make it at home!

How to Make Homemade Hemp Seed Milk

Tell me… Have you ever made your own nut milks? Would you ever make your own DIY nut milk bag? Could you see using this drawstring pouch for other uses?



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'How to Sew Your Own DIY Nut Milk Bag- 15 Minute Sewing Project' have 4 comments

  1. May 6, 2016 @ 3:43 pm Anne Taylor

    This is a great little project for my grandkids to help me make! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. May 9, 2016 @ 7:13 am Victoria Ess

    Thank you for the instructions and the recipes!! I am so excited to try this, and try making almond milk!

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  3. May 10, 2016 @ 3:17 am Linda

    I think I’d definitely be making my own for that price too. Yours has come out fab plus you’ve reminded me I keep meaning to have a go at nut milks
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  4. September 21, 2016 @ 6:41 pm Beanie

    Love this simple fabulous idea! Home made almond milk is the best! It’s like drinking a milkshake! Over ice, yum!

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